Google has just released an early look at Google App Engine for Java! Now JRuby developers can use the Rails, Merb or other Rack-based frameworks to deploy easily portable applications to Google’s highly scalable infrastructure. In this talk, we will provide an overview of App Engine for Java, with attention to current features (and issues). We will also show a few demos, including deployment to the production environment, and provide some insight into (and best practices for) using the App Engine Datastore.
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John Woodell is a web developer at Google, and a Ruby enthusiast. He started developing web pages in the early ‘90s, and spent over a decade hacking together sites in Perl, Java and PHP. John discovered RubyOnRails in 2005 and has been a dedicated Rubyist ever since. He maintains the App Engine APIs for JRuby and contributes to related projects. John manages the JRuby on App Engine blog and tweets as johnwoodell.
Max Ross is a persistence-minded Software Engineer on the Google App Engine team. Max led the development of the Google App Engine JDO/JPA compatibility layer and is also the founder of the Hibernate Shards project. Prior to Google, he was a software engineer in the supply chain management and travel technology industries. Max holds a BA in Computer Science and American Studies from Williams College.
Ted is a computational linguist & cognitive scientist working for Videojuicer and the creator of REGGAE (Ruby Enabled GooGle App Engine). Primarily a Rubyist, Ted likes powerful software with sensible defaults, and a pragmatic focus on end user experience. He contributes to open source software and enjoys thinking of ways to make life better and easier.
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